Jennifer Hudson Gave Rare Comments On Her Reported Relationship With Common

Jennifer Hudson Gave Rare Comments On Her Reported Relationship With Common

In case you forgot, Common and Jennifer Hudson have been reportedly dating for around two years now.

Common and Hudson sit together courtside at a sports event, wearing casual streetwear branded with AT&T logos
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I say "in case you forgot" because, for a couple of celebrities coupling up, they're fairly low-key. They haven't really talked about their relationship in the press at all, and most of their public appearances have been courtside at basketball games, which, goals.

Common and Jennifer Hudson sit courtside at a basketball game. Common wears a camo outfit with a puffer vest, and Jennifer wears a long leather coat with a hoodie
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The pair have been so slick with the discreetness that when Common appeared on Jennifer's talk show at the top of this year to seemingly (and finally) confirm their relationship, he did so without actually acknowledging that they're in a relationship — despite the fact that the man gave her a damn bouquet of flowers when he walked out onstage.

"I'm in a relationship…with one of the most beautiful people I ever met in life,” he said. “She's smart, she loves God, she has something real down-to-earth about her, she's talented...This relationship is a happy place for me. Seeing her happy actually makes me really happy. So, I'm very grateful. I thank God each and every day, and I'm just letting God guide this relationship.”

Common on the red carpet at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, wearing a textured black jacket, raising his fist and smiling
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Common continued playing sorta coy about the subject when he appeared on TODAY With Hoda and Jenna shortly after his appearance on Jennifer's show, saying that he's "very private" and that some "things are sacred" in his life.

Since then, it's been crickets — that is, until People caught up with Jennifer at the Daytime Emmy Awards a few days ago, when she finally (and directly) acknowledged her relationship with Common.

Jennifer Hudson at the Emmy Awards, wearing a stylish updo with braids and purple eyeshadow, in front of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences backdrop
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“Everything is wonderful,” she said. “That's all you need to know.”

Common and Jennifer Hudson pose together in hallway, both smiling, with others in the background. Common wears a casual suit, and Jennifer Hudson dons a fitted dress
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It's not crumbs, but it's not nothing. Anyway, good for them!